SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST (SET) – OCTOBER 21, 2017

The 2017 Simulated Emergency Test will be held on Saturday, October 21, starting 9am local time on the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club repeater network, VE6QE etc.

This will be a virtual exercise for a severe weather event in Red Deer and Lacombe Counties. As a virtual exercise there is no need for anyone to travel to take part.

The exercise will use a Net Control Station (NCS) plus ten other stations including one located at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Each operator participating in the exercise will receive a skeleton script detailing station location and capabilities along with a minimum of specific messages to be introduced at certain times.

The following link includes the instructions and minimum specific messages noted above: Weather Exercise Complete

Hope you are able to take part.

73

Stephen Lee, VA6SGL CEC

CAARC and Red Deer & Area EC

Cell: (403) 307-1643

 

 

 

 

 

November 15th Annual General Meeting

The CAARC Annual General Meeting  will be held on Wednesday November 15th . at 7:30PM  We will meet at the new Red Deer County Protective Services Station Number 6 building located at 249 Clearview Drive east of the Westerner Park. Go south of 19th Street on 40th Ave . Turn left on Clearview Drive and follow it to the east around the corner south to the Red Deer County Protective Services Station Number 6 Building on the east side.

See the google map below.New SAR

Christmas Pot Luck Supper

 

 

The Annual CAARC Christmas Pot Luck Supper

will be held on Sunday December 3rd in south east Red Deer at the 

Bower Kin Hall ..The address is 85 Boyce Street

 Please bring a food item dish and or dessert. The club will provide the turkey, ham and other fixings. If possible please bring a cash donation for the Salvation Army. We meet at the hall from 5:00PM until supper around 6:00 PM.

 

Click see larger map  below for map and directions

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Sarina's addition to the GIZMO

There will be a draw for the above Gizmo also at this meeting. Please be prepared to add your personal touch to enhance this ongoing fun project.

ARES Net Control Volunteers

Firstly, I acknowledge the contribution made by Greg VA6GMC as ARES Net Control; thank you Greg.

ARES Red Deer is seeking volunteers to take on Net Control duties for the Sunday evening ARES Net. If you’re new to ARES, this is a good opportunity to learn or improve your net control and traffic handling skills.

There is a script to follow, and, in general, the Net doesn’t take more than 15 to 20 minutes. If you are able to commit to operating Net Control once every five weeks, I’d like to here from you.

Once there is at least five volunteers, a schedule will be drawn up with volunteers operating in rotation.

If you’re interested and would like to know more drop me a line at stephen dot lee@shaw dot ca, or give me a call at four zero three-three zero seven-1643.

If you’re already an ARES member that’s awesome, it not, why not sign up; just ask for details.

73

Steve VA6SGL CEC

CAARC and Red Deer & Area EC

 

New Call Out List

The Membership Call Out List has been updated to June 2017, and available under the Members Download section;

Please download & print, and keep a copy near your phone.

73

Stephen Lee, VA6SGL

CAARC and Red Deer & Area EC

 

2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous APRS

I will be travelling with the 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous providing water support with my jet boat. They will be traveling from Rocky Mountain House to The Pas MB from 1 July to 23 July as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. This will commemorate the worlds longest canoe race from Rocky Mountain House to Montreal which occurred during Canada’s 1967 Centennial year. Although I will not be using an APRS radio, I will be using iAPRS to track our journey via the cellular network whenever I have cellular service. If anyone is interested in tracking our progression, they can look for my little canoe under VE6DDD-10. Not sure what the cell service will be like but will give it a go anyhow. More info can be found at www.voyageursrendezvous.ca

Thanks

Darcy VE6DDD

HF Station for sale

Flex-Radio 6700

Alpha 9500 Auto Tune 1500W Amplifier

10 Element log HF Antenna

All in good working order, Asking 1/2 new $$

403-556-7700,Olds

Silent Key

Silent Key:
VA7RCG Roger Gibson , died on March 5th 2017, Celebration of Life will be held at Delburne Community Hall on Saturday, April 29th at 1:30 pm.
Roger was Deputy Director of Emergency Management, a volumteer firefighter with Delburne Fire Rescue and a member of CAARC.
Open microphone, coffee, tea and desert. All welcome.

Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit


Webmaster or Executive – Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club

Earlier this year, I published a series of articles on my web site called the “Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit”. The purpose of this information is to encourage more hams and their clubs to engage with the local maker community as a gateway to amateur radio.

These articles explain Arduino basics in a ham radio context. They contain many suggestions about how amateurs can use Arduinos, as well as how a ham club can engage other makers in hobby activities.
Please take a moment to review the Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit articles. If you find them to be useful, please consider passing these along to your members or contacts.
You can use these articles by linking them to your web site, Twitter feed, Facebook page or by e-mail.
The URL is:
http://play.fallows.ca/wp/series/arduino-ham-radio-starter-kit/

Thanks for your consideration. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me.
73 John Fallows VE6EY Calgary, Alberta

Sorry to announce

MARTIN, Aileen Evelyn (Krause)
Feb. 9, 1922-Jan. 6, 2017
Aileen Martin, dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton at the age of 94Read Further …

on January 6, 2017.
Most recently a resident of Laurier House, Sherwood Park, Aileen was born in Innisfail, Alberta, the second of eleven children of William and Ella (Hawkins) Krause. She grew up on the family farm near Bowden, attending Nisbet and Horseshoe Lake schools and Innisfail High School.
In 1941 she married Kenneth Lorne (Ken) Martin who was then serving in the RCAF. After Ken’s discharge, the family settled in Red Deer where they lived until 1962 when they bought the farm on Highway 42 east of Penhold where they raised their four sons. After Ken’s death in 2006, Aileen remained in her cherished farm home until 2014.
Her husband and family were the center of Aileen’s world. Her abundant and beautifully cooked meals were legendary among the family. Homemade goodies and coffee were always ready for friends and neighbours who dropped by. Her vast collection of dolls delighted her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid gardener, she filled her home with plants and flowers.
Treasuring Aileen’s memory are her two sons, Brian (Evelyn) and Owen (Teresa) of Sherwood Park, daughter-in-law Donna of Edmonton, 11 grandchildren, Nathaniel Martin (Marieke), Leah Martin-Visscher (Darcy Visscher), Bronwyn Martin (Leopold Kowolik), Terri Martin, Christine O’Shea (Ryan), Kenny Martin, Margaret Glidden (Roy), James Martin (Sarah), Philip Martin (Ann), Elizabeth Martin (Ian March) and Andrew Martin (Hayley), 12 great-grandchildren, one sister Beatrice Anderson, one sister-in-law Holly Martin, four special nieces, Kay (Mann) Mason, Carrol Atkinson, Gloria Atkinson-Dent and Rhonda Charles, and many other nieces, nephews and long-time friends. She was predeceased by husband Ken, sons Dwight in 1974 and Gregory in 1992, and grandson Nigel in 2007, her father Bill (1960), mother Ella (1988), 5 sisters, Ruth Beer, Dorothy Krause, Marjorie Atkinson, Myrtle Stone and Dolleen Faessler, and four brothers, Alvin, George, Arthur and Albert Krause.
A celebration of Aileen’s life will be held on May 20, 2017 at The King’s University Student Activity Centre (9125 -50th Street, Edmonton) from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Genetic Aortic Disorders Association (formerly Canadian Marfan Association) Centre Plaza Postal Outlet 128 Queen St. South P.O. Box 42257, Mississauga, ON L5M 4Z0 Canada

 

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    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system
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    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...
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    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!
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    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system
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    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...
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    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!
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    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system
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    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...
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    • The next CAARC General Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 18th .
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    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!
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    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...
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    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!
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    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...
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